Yarm Crime Overview

Yarm is among the top 10 safest small towns in North Yorkshire, and is the 100th most dangerous overall out of North Yorkshire's 781 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Yarm in 2020 was 47 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to North Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 47% lower than the North Yorkshire rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Yarm is the 348th safest small town, and the 3,418th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2019, Yarm was the worst small town in North Yorkshire for possession of weapons, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2019 was also a bad month for Yarm residents, when it was North Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Yarm recorded 8 reports of vehicle crime during September 2016, making its crime rate of 0.90 the worst small town for vehicle crime in North Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Yarm are violence and sexual offences, with 165 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 16% lower than 2019's figure of 192 offences and a difference of 3.04 from 2019's crime rate of 22. Yarm's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Yarm Compared To North Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Yarm This Year

 YarmNorth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour21524.2348,67141.7372% safer
Bicycle Theft40.451,2521.07138% safer
Burglary424.735,1654.436% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson424.7311,0069.44100% safer
Drugs91.013,0872.65162% safer
Other Crime101.132,0451.7555% safer
Other Theft404.516,0695.2015% safer
Possession of Weapons30.347480.6488% safer
Public Order505.637,1326.119% safer
Robbery10.115730.49345% safer
Shoplifting343.835,2944.5419% safer
Vehicle Crime151.693,7243.1989% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16518.5933,44728.6754% safer

Yarm Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Huntington22722.93104% safer
Ingleby Barwick71231.6648% safer
Sherburn in Elmet30538.8320% safer
Newby and Scalby41943.198% safer
Knaresborough67143.657% safer
Yarm41546.76-
Saltburn, Marske and New Marske90047.220.97% more dangerous
Ripon77747.371.3% more dangerous
Norton-on-Derwent41348.924.4% more dangerous
Skipton86156.1717% more dangerous
Richmond47156.2217% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Yarm

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Yarm Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour27211624Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.230.680.340.45Getting worse
Burglary3.32.83.44.7Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson64.364.7Safer
Drugs0.450.230.681.0Getting worse
Other Crime0.450.900.681.1Getting worse
Other Theft564.84.5Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.340.340.34No change
Public Order1.52.13.36Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.110.110.11No change
Shoplifting5.0693.8Safer
Vehicle Crime3.41.92.11.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15232219Safer

Changes In Yarm's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Yarm to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Yarm46.76-
Barnet67.7131% more dangerous
Coventry77.4140% more dangerous
Croydon83.2244% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8146% more dangerous
Bristol86.2146% more dangerous
Leicester97.4452% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8755% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2856% more dangerous
Bradford133.0265% more dangerous
Leeds137.1066% more dangerous

Crime in Yarm During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Yarm change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Yarm saw a 400% increase in burglary. Yarm saw a large fall in shoplifting during May, when it fell by 86% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-50%+138%+233%+35%+80%+163%+30%+60%+78%+133%
Burglary--60%--+20%+33%+67%-25%+400%-67%
Criminal Damage and Arson-63%-40%-71%-50%-40%+40%+50%-+150%-50%
Drugs----+300%-----
Other Crime--------+200%-
Other Theft-50%-75%-67%--13%+125%--50%+100%-33%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-50%+400%+67%-+133%--50%-+50%-
Shoplifting-71%-75%-86%--75%-50%-14%-60%-43%+150%
Vehicle Crime--50%--+50%-33%-+100%--
Violence and Sexual Offences-14%-48%-20%-38%-57%-19%-22%-+11%+67%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Yarm

What police force serves Yarm?
Yarm's local territorial police force is the North Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Yarm?
Yarm is among the top 10 safest small towns in North Yorkshire.
What is Yarm's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Yarm are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Yarm?
Yarm's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021